Undermining Sound Resource Use Through Subsidies to Primary Materials and Waste Management

Despite surging prices for energy and other commodities, the vast majority of materials generated in the United States continues to be thrown away in landfills or burned in incinerators.  This Webinar, prepared for the Product Stewardship Institute in Boston, provides an overview of the importance of increased recycling and the role of subsidies to primary materials and disposal in slowing the expansion of materials recycling and reuse.  It contains a number of examples of subsidies of concern, but is not intended as a comprehensive listing.